Setting Attributes

By setting Default Tags and Custom Attributes, you can create columns and data tags unique to your business needs. To start, click Infrastructure, then Attributes from the left hand navigation.

Configuring default tags for your data

Default Tags will show up as multi-select options in the Data Inventory view within Data Mapping. Scroll to the bottom to type in the tag names you’d like and select their background color(s). You can turn on or hide tags globally, or select where these live throughout your Transcend instance:

  • Requests: These will appear as a filter value to the left of your Incoming Requests view in the Privacy Requests product.
  • Data Silos: Will appear as a new column in the Data Silos view of your Data Inventory, in the Data Mapping product.
  • Datapoints: Will appear as a new column in the Datapoints tab of your Data Inventory, in the Data Mapping product.
  • ROPA: Will appear as a new column in your Record of Processing Activities, or ROPA, Datapoints tab in the Data Mapping product.

You can set up Custom Attributes in a similar way, from the left side of the Attributes view, select “Add New Attribute”. Enter the attribute name (eg. Product), a description (eg. Ecommerce Goods), background color, and select the locations across your Privacy Requests and/or Data Mapping product the attribute should live in.

Configuring custom attributes for your data

You can also specify the attribute type (Multiselect, Single Select, Text, Email or URL). If your custom attribute is Multiselect or Single Select, hit Save changes, and then click on the new “Add Attribute” button. Now you can type in product selections and choose their associated colors.

Selecting an attribute's type

Once you have created and set your tags and/or custom attributes, you can view them in different sections of your Transcend platform.

  • Requests: These will appear as a filter value to the left of your Incoming Requests view in the Privacy Requests product.

Scroll down to find this new attribute now listed along the left side. You can select different attribute values to show a filtered view of these privacy requests.

Attributes in Privacy Requests, Incoming Requests view

  • Data Silos: Will appear as a new column in the Data Silos view of your Data Inventory, in the Data Mapping product.
  • Datapoints: Will appear as a new column in the Datapoints tab of your Data Inventory, in the Data Mapping product.
  • ROPA: Will appear as a new column in your Record of Processing Activities, or ROPA, Datapoints tab in the Data Mapping product.

In each location, scroll to the far right of the table to view your new tag or attribute, then click in line to type or select the correct values.

Attributes in Data Mapping, Data Silos view

Attributes in Data Mapping, ROPA view